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  • Looking along the promenade of the beach at Aberdeen Codona's Fairground and the Grampian Big Wheel visible in the background
    The promenade of the beach at Aberdeen
  • Looking across the beach of Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend
    Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend
  • Warebeth beach looking toward the Isle of Hoy
    Warebeth beach looking toward the Isle of Hoy
  • Looking across the beach of West Sands to St Andrews, Fife
    West Sands beach, St Andrews, Fife
  • Children running down sand dunes on Yellowcraigs beach
    Yellowcraigs Beach

Explore the beaches in Scotland on a quiet walk along sandy shores, past rugged moors and by clear blue waters.

As part of an island, Scotland is surrounded by plenty of beautiful beaches, many of which have won awards from Keep Scotland Beautiful and the world organisation, Blue Flag. Beaches in Scotland are a great place to go for a quiet walk, to play with the children or to take part in watersports activities. Whatever you choose to do on the sands of Scotland, keep your eyes peeled for marine life in the waters and seabirds flying overhead.

Check out the information listings and plan a trip to beaches in Scotland today.

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    Inverkip

    Lunderston Bay, close to Inverkip, is Glasgow’s nearest sandy beach and is part of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

  2. Culzean Beach

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    Maybole

    Culzean beach is located within Culzean Country Park in Maybole, Ayrshire.

  3. Columba’s Bay

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    Isle of Iona

    Columba’s Bay is a pretty pebble beach on the southern coast of the Isle of Iona, Argyll & The Isles

  4. Slaggan Bay

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    Aultbea

    Slaggan Bay is a quiet, sandy beach on the banks of the Minch.

  5. Mill Bay

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    Stronsay

    Mill Bay is found on the east coast of Stronsay, Orkney.

  6. Culbin Sands

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    Moray

    This RSPB coastal reserve in Morayshire, the Highlands is full of wildlife to look out for.

  7. Strathy Bay

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    Strathy

    The beautiful, sheltered and enclosed Strathy Bay is a wide sandy beach

  8. Inverboyndie Beach

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    Banff

    This charming blue flag beach is located to the west of Banff in Aberdeen City and Shire.

  9. Westport Beach

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    Machrihanish

    West Port Beach in Argyll is one of the most beautiful beaches in the west coast of Scotland.

  10. Howmore Beach

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    South Uist

    Howmore beach is found on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

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